The Journal of Arthroplasty , Volume 34 , Issue 3 , 446 - 449

The Presence of a Psychiatric Condition is Associated With Undergoing Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Matched Case-Controlled Study

Rosenblum, Anna et al.
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Background

We sought to examine the association between having a psychiatric condition and undergoing hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).

Methods

A matched case-control study was performed to control for age and gender. All patients over 16 years of age with FAI treated with hip arthroscopy by a single surgeon were randomly matched to a patient of the same age and gender undergoing knee arthroscopy for any diagnosis other than infection by the same surgeon during the same period. Conditional logistic regression was used to compare the odds of having a psychiatric condition between groups.

Results

Fifty-one matched pairs of patients undergoing hip and knee arthroscopy were identified. Each group contained 35 females (69%) and had a mean age of 33.6 years. Of the 51 hip arthroscopy cases, 23 (45.1%) had a psychiatric condition. Of the 51 knee arthroscopy controls, 11 (21.6%) had a psychiatric condition. Patients undergoing hip arthroscopy were statistically significantly more likely to have a psychiatric condition compared to patients undergoing knee arthroscopy with an odds ratio of 3.4 (95% confidence interval 1.3-9.2, P < .01).

Conclusion

There was a strong association between having a psychiatric condition and undergoing hip arthroscopy for FAI. More research should be done investigating psychiatric conditions among patients with FAI and whether this association can identify strategies to optimize patient outcomes.


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